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17
2018

Comparing Coaching Philosophies

Our methods for teaching hitting and pitching differ from most. While there are many different styles of coaching, even those who have seen or worked with such variety find that our methods stand out in a number of ways. We’ve previously discussed various reasons for why we use weighted balls and wr...

03
08
2018

Assessments, Data, and Individualization

Individualization is seen as a must have with training programs. While this is good, it doesn’t come without some misunderstandings. We’ve touched on some of those issues before, but it sometimes seems like people get confused by what individualization means in relation to sports. At times, individu...

10
19
2017

Exploring Causes of Decreased Hip Mobility

One of the most common goals I hear from the athletes I work with at Driveline Baseball is the desire to improve their hip mobility. Since proper range of motion in the hips is associated with improved performance and decreased risk of injury, this is a great goal to have (4, 5). In my experience, c...

05
18
2017

Stability & Pitching Mechanics

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the importance of mobility in the pitching delivery. While mobility is crucial, stability is equally as important since it plays a critical role in injury prevention. Mobility is defined as the ability to perform a desired movement; stability is defined as t...

05
12
2017

Mobility & Pitching Mechanics

Pitching mechanics are one of the most misunderstood things in baseball. In fact, there’s likely more that we don’t know than what we actually do know. One thing we do know is how stress affects the main parts of our body during the pitching delivery. As strength coaches, our goal is to not only imp...

01
29
2017

Building Your Team’s In-Season Training Plan – Part III

In the first piece of this three-part series we discussed the overall importance of in-season training for the high school baseball player, and how it fits, philosophically, within the context of the spring baseball season. Part two covered the considerations that should be taken when planning out t...

03
07
2014

Compression Wrapping the Pitcher's Elbow

Latest video just went up – understanding how we use compression wrapping of the pitcher’s elbow in our post-throwing recovery protocol! Get the stuff here: Becoming a Supple Leopard – Great book, silly name Rogue Voodoo X Bands

10
21
2011

Stuff to Read: 10/20/2011

Just got back from wonderful Cleveland, Ohio on a family vacation, so here’s a simple update to give you something to read over the weekend: 3 Great Ways to Increase Shoulder Strength and Flexibility Supplements for Baseball: Part One and Supplements for Baseball: Part Two Trevor Bauer and the...

02
14
2011

Video: Tethered Resistance Band Cycle

Don’t have time for a huge update today, so I figured I’d film our tethered resistance band cycle and upload it for everyone to check out. These are the basic SPRI resistance band exercises our baseball athletes do to warm up – typically with a medium-tensile red band to get decent...